Sexual Assault of a Minor


Our Child Sexual Assault Legal Team

Phillips & Paolicelli’s commitment to seeking justice for childhood sexual assault survivors is demonstrated by our national Childhood Sexual Assault Legal Team, offering an enhanced level of victim support. In addition to our accomplished and outstanding courtroom litigators, we’ve added an internationally known former Catholic priest / church whistleblower and a veteran New York courtroom litigator, both of whom were abused by Catholic priests.

States are responding to the furor over childhood sexual abuse by adults in authority in the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts, schools, and other institutions. Many victims in their 50s, 60s and even 70s suddenly recall sexual abuse long repressed, finally connecting the dots to decades of psychological havoc, alcoholism, relationship problems and other harm stemming from long-ago forgotten or suppressed abuse.

New state laws are allowing those victims to seek justice and compensation. In New York and New Jersey, even victims who previously may have been time-barred from suing abusers or the institutions they represented have been given an opportunity to file a lawsuit even if the abuse occurred decades ago, or even if a prior claim was filed, but dismissed as time-barred.

If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, call our toll-free hotline,
1-887-8-ABUSED (822-8733) between 8 AM and midnight to immediately speak with a Phillips & Paolicelli attorney who is working with our Childhood Sexual Assault Legal team. Your call will be an absolutely confidential conversation to help determine how Phillips & Paolicelli can help you, a surviving victim, seek justice and compensation. We collaborate with experienced sex abuse attorneys across the country.